Getting Professionally Active
Professional activities can help lawyers advance careers, supplement income, and expand networks. The activities can also benefit law firms by enabling lawyers to develop skills and meet prospects. Popular options include lecturing at CLE events, mediating disputes, writing books, teaching at colleges, and temporary judicial appointments. Learn more about professional activities by reading articles about ethical considerations, moonlighting alternatives, non-legal jobs, part-time practice, pros and cons, and side projects. For in-depth study, read career books like the ABA's Guide to Building a Successful Law Career, NALP's Guide to Legal Specialties, and Thompson's Career Management Handbook.